Larry Tremblay

L’œil soldat

The Soldier’s Eye

April 4, 2019
Narrative
128 pages
128 × 190 mm
15 €
9782924898253
978-2-9248-9825-3
Larry Tremblay, L’œil soldat
Larry Tremblay, L’œil soldat

A moving poetic tale, L’œil du soldat presents the hallucinated universe of a young man and the pact he makes with the Devil. This pact allows him, by a simple play of eyelids, to change sex, color and time. Thus becoming a soldier in the blink of an eye, he can suddenly no longer hide the horror of war. As it rains down from the dead, an adolescent thought rages. What’s behind it? How many more times must the throats be slit? What does it take to stop being to soothe the red? With an implacable rhythm, Larry Tremblay plays with raw, vivid expressiveness to revoke the foundations of violence. He invites us to decontaminate the words, to open our eyes—left or right.

The author

Born in Quebec in 1954, Larry Tremblay has published some thirty books as a novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. His work, translated into some twenty languages, has had an international impact. Recently, his novel L’orangeraie (Folio) won numerous awards in Quebec and France.

April 4, 2019
Narrative
128 pages
128 × 190 mm
15 €
9782924898253
978-2-9248-9825-3